So we have been in BKK now for maybe 5 days? I can't keep track! and I am really really loving it..
Typically the average traveller arrives in Bangkok, stays for 1 or 2 days and then moves on to the culture rich north or the sun soaked islands in the south; but if you're into cities, and you have more then 2 or 3 weeks in Thailand, you should def. give Bangkok at least 5 days to see all that this city has to offer.
1. Find a hotel with a rooftop swimming pool!
(Most places don't care if you bring in your own booze purchased for cheap at 7-11) This is an awesome way to meet cool friends!
-We found one at Buddy Lodge on Khao San Rd, they charge 200 baht to get in for the day.
2. Find out where the Thai's party..
-Khao San has recently become trendy for young Thai hipsters to hang out..it is no longer just for "stingy Farangs"
-Buddy Lodge has a venue on the 1st floor right next to the elevator that has Thai bands every night..we saw an awesome ska band that reminded me of No Doubt..the club was bursting at the seams with young cool Thai's..they come with a group of friends and order a bottle of booze, and then mix..NOBODY drinks beer..it was so cool to be there!
-There's another spot on Soi Rambuttri (the street that runs parallel to Khao San) where we saw a local band, and again- that club was packed!
-The cool thing about these Thai venues is they don't charge cover!
3.Go see a movie
-They have a bunch of movie theatres here, some that play Western blockbusters (played in English, and subtitled in Thai) and others that play everything from edgy cinema from Thailand to films from France!
-They have VIP movie theatres as well where you can order food, and alcohol..
4.The Forensic Museum at the University
-Check out co-joined twins, and victims of murder
-40 baht to get in
5.Siam City Waterpark
-300 baht to get in
-check out giraff's, black panthers, lions, the seal show (awesome btw) monkeys, crocodiles, ZEBRA'S!!! etc..
-100 baht to get in
7.Check out the scene areas other then KSR:
There's obviously a million more things to do, but it's a start!